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Dave Hibbard   [dhibbard]
Chicago area Illinois United States
Jazz SoloBig Band
DHQ Publishing, College of Lake County
Contact me for: Performance opportunities & Trumpet instruction
Dave Hibbard – Trumpet: Leader of the Dave Hibbard Quintet and co-leader of the Chicago Jazz Trio (with guitarist, Jim Pierce and Bassist, Nick Tountas). Dave is a versatile musician performing with a variety of groups and genres, locally and nationally.

Dave hosts a jam session at Regina’s ViaTrent uno in West Dundee, IL every Wednesday, for other appearance dates and bookings -contact Dave at 847-226-9283

Dave moved to the Chicago area four years ago after retiring as the chairman of the innovative and prestigious Commercial Music Program at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas. In addition to being a superb jazz trumpeter, Dave is also a composer, author and music industry consultant with many jazz and brass ensemble compositions to his credit. Visit for more information about his publishing company.

A native of upstate New York, Dave began performing while in high school at Catskill Mountains resorts. He has played in many different genres including:; show bands; pit orchestras; opera and symphony orchestra; chamber ensembles; as well as a jazz soloist. Dave has been fortunate to appear, tour or record with many jazz greats including: Slam Stewart, Red Garland; Gene Bertroncini; and Urbie Green among many others.

Dave has also worked as a performer/composer /arranger in New York, Dallas, Houston, Austin and Waco (for Word Records) markets working in television and broadcast advertising. He was the producer and musical director for: LOVE THAT JAZZ – a series of four thirty minute shows for KCEN-TV-Waco and for the TEXAS SWING FESTIVAL - an annual two day festival presenting bands performing the music based on the style of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.

Dave can be heard as a soloist on the following recordings:
Reunited We Stand –- MU Records (big band) 1994
“Now & Then” – Ullman/Harney Soul Prayer records (vocal duo backed by quintet) 1996
Ultimate Big Band – 2002 –- MU Records 2002 (big band- 2CD live recording with some of NYC’s finest)
Chicago Jazz Trio- 2005 - Jim Pierce, guitar; Nick Tountas, bass and myself – this CD is being played on WDCB locally as well by other radio stations nationally

Dave and his wife, Cindy, are the proud parents of Chicago based soprano, Sarah Hibbard ( and Atlanta based, jazz saxophonist, Mace Hibbard ( – check them out for a real treat.

Dave directs the Tuesday night Big band and teaches music classes at College of lake County, Grayslake, IL.